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Dudley’s new market rate: boon to some; others: displacement

As rents rise across the city, Dudley Square seems to be drawing real estate developers who aim to attract tenants seeking the more moderate side of market rate housing. For Roxbury residents who have long clamored for greater diversity of ...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch visits South Bay jail

Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Suffolk County House of Correction for a discussion of criminal justice reform, reentry programs and efforts to reduce recidivism.

Wu announces council committee assignments

Last week, City Council President Michelle Wu unveiled the new council committee assignments and structures,decisions that will strongly impact what gets championed and passed this year. Wu also introduced several new committees, along with restructurings and dissolutions of others. Diversity, ...

BPS budget fears spur call to action

The Boston Education Justice Alliance convened an emergency town hall meeting of parents, students, administrators and education activists to discuss the trials facing Boston Public Schools, high among them the estimated $50 million budget debt, drainage of money to charters, ...

Mayor outlines plans for schools, development

One-hundred and twenty-five Boston Public School parents, teachers, students and activists protested the predicted budget cuts to Boston Public Schools, maintaining a picket line as guests lined up for Mayor Martin Walsh’s second state of the city address.

Priya Lane

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCR) announced the appointment of Priya A. Lane as its Director of the Belin Economic Justice Project. She will oversee the organization’s work providing free business legal support to small minority-owned ...

Legislation passed to repeal automatic license suspension and reinstatement fee

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee of $500, even if ...

Epiphany School welcomes Lori Smith Britton as its new Chief Development Officer

Epiphany School, located in Dorchester, MA has hired Lori Smith Britton as its Chief Development Officer.

Activists: Discrimination runs deep at Academy

Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers President Larry Ellison says there is a longstanding pattern of discrimination against black and Latino recruits at the BPD’s Boston Police Academy.

More than 1,000 new units deemed affordable in 2015

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Boston has surpassed the 1,000-unit mark of new affordable housing units permitted in a single year. The 1,022 new units of affordable housing permitted in 2015 is the largest number of new units permitted ...

Policies must recognize diversity of city’s black population

Boston’s long-diverse black population is becoming increasingly so as the number of foreign-born rises. This growing heterogeneity has some experts saying it is time policies and services caught up with the reality and faced the fact that members of the ...

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Inaugural Urban Agenda Grant in Roxbury

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced Tuesday the inaugural award from the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant Program, which seeks to unlock community-driven responses to local economic opportunities through partnership-building, problem-solving, and shared accountability. The first award supports ...

New year, new job?

According to September’s The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, only 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Do you feel like nearly half of U.S. employees about your job? If so, what’s your next move? These questions ...

Dr. King’s Boston years: A 1982 letter from Michael E. Haynes

One of my greatest joys was to be able to join the planning of his great march on Boston in April 1965, and to join with my two black legislative colleagues, Royal Bolling Sr. and Franklin W. Holgate, to pass ...

BPS official outlines budget challenges in memo to superintendent

Deficit will mean cuts, layoffs at Boston schools.